Art History 101

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Art Forms

A Painterly Look Into Sculptors’ Studios

Painting and sculpture have always had a rather complicated relationship, with artists arguing for the superiority of one or the other. Yet, in the...

Magda Michalska 29 November 2017

Art History 101

Do You Know Your Saints? A Quiz With Saintly Attributes

How well do you know your Christian iconography? All Saints is over but it’s never too late for a little quiz! Are you able to recognize saints...

Magda Michalska 3 November 2017

Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio‘s dramatic lighting, or Rubens‘s opulence? Can we distinguish a...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Renaissance

Mannerism? Watch Your Manners!

Young artists who left workshops in the years following the activity of Michelangelo and Raphael must have had a very hard time: how could one create...

Magda Michalska 19 September 2017

Art History 101

How Reclining Nude Concept Changed After Olympia?

When French artist Edouard Manet finished his well -known painting “Olympia” in 1863, lot changed in the history of art because of his technique...

Emre Kagitci 14 July 2017

Erotica

The Best of Leda and the Swan Paintings

If you ever see a painting presenting a girl with a swan – it must be Leda. Leda and the Swan is a story from Greek mythology in which the god...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2017

Art History 101

The Best Of Judith And Holofernes Paintings

Judith and Holofernes is one of the most feminist themes in the history of art. It is a biblical story written in the apocryphal Book of...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 September 2016